According to Germany's Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, weak industrial production worldwide and growing protectionism have left their mark on the export balance of mechanical engineering companies from Germany.

Smurfit Kappa to expand its paper sack business in the Americas in a $36 million investment. As part of the investment, a new cutting-edge Windmöller production line that will increase the company’s sack production by 100 million additional units per year will begin operating in 2021 in Palmira, Colombia.

Cellwood Machinery announces a new member to the Cellwood-family. Nitto Shokai will take over as representatives on the Japanese market for all three world-known brands as Krima, Grubbens, and Algas. The agreement was settled in Cellwood's headquarter in Nässjö, Sweden.